Riverside HealthCare Selects Fortinet(R) Enterprise-Class Network Security Platforms to Help Protect Its Distributed Network of

Riverside HealthCare Selects Fortinet(R) Enterprise-Class Network Security 
Platforms to Help Protect Its Distributed Network of
Healthcare Facilities From the Latest Threats, Comply With New
Regulatory Requirements and Lower IT Costs 
FortiGate, FortiAP and FortiMail Platforms Provide Cutting Edge
Protection Against the Latest Advanced Persistent Threats; Simplified
Management and a Lower TCO Than Competing Security Platforms 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that Riverside HealthCare has deployed a multitude of
Fortinet appliances to help protect its distributed network of
healthcare facilities from the latest threats, comply with new
regulatory requirements and to help lower their overall IT costs.
Riverside has selected the FortiGate-1000C, FortiGate
-80C,
FortiMail-400C and FortiAP-221B platforms to provide encryption,
advanced malware and messaging protection and wireless control
throughout its core network, which hosts numerous applications for
its distributed affiliate organizations.  
"Fortinet's network security platform allows us to address the latest
compliance requirements and implement new IT services while lowering
costs through consolidation," said Erik Devine, CSO of Riverside
HealthCare. "Our network of doctors and colleagues are continually
impressed with our ability to quickly address the latest security
challenges, such as providing secure BYOD for employees and patients
and protecting against advanced persistent threats, all while
maintaining compliance with strict regulatory requirements." 
The Fortinet platforms provide Riverside with firewall, IPSec VPN,
SSL VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, application control and Web
content filtering protection. In addition to protecting Riverside,
its affiliates and customers from the latest threats, the platforms
offer a simplified management console that reduces IT complexity and
lowers total cost of ownership.  
Prior to selecting Fortinet, Riverside used a combination of network
security vendors to secure patient records and meet regulatory
requirements; however they ultimately found this approach too
difficult to manage on a day-to-day basis and proved to be extremely
costly over time. Using Fortinet's security platforms, Riverside was
able to consolidate their security infrastructure, reduce costs and
achieve compliance with Federal regulations such as the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health
Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  
About Riverside HealthCare
 Riverside HealthCare is a fully
integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout
the Illinois counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond.
Riverside HealthCare is composed of five separate entities: 
Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois and is part
of Riverside HealthCare, a fully integrated healthcare system.
Riverside Medical Center is a 325-bed hospital that provides a full
scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Riverside is a
nationally-recognized, award-winning hospital with leading programs
in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. It is the
area's only Magnet(R) Recognized hospital and has been named a 100
Top Hospital four years in a row. Riverside also operates several
community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the
region. 
Sojourn, a Riverside community, addresses the health care needs of
the area's elderly population. The four facilities that are a part of
Riverside Senior Living Center include: Butterfield Court, an
assisted living facility, Miller Center, a skilled nursing facility
and Westwood Oaks/Westwood Estates, independent retirement
communities.  
Oakside Corporation operates the Riverside Health Fitness Center and
also coordinates community counseling programs, pharmacy, health
equipment sales and leasing and home health care.  
Riverside HealthCare Foundation raises funds for the health system
for use in facility construction and repair, new equipment
acquisition, community health care education initiatives and clinical
research. 
Riverside Health Fitness Center is a 70,000 square foot
medically-based fitness center owned and operated by Riverside
HealthCare. It is a world class center that reflects Riverside's
commitment to improving the health and fitness of the community.  
"Riverside HealthCare is a great example of a healthcare organization
that is taking full advantage of Fortinet's breadth and depth of
products. They recognize that network security is more than just a
firewall or a single point product that satisfies a single security
function," said Mark Hanson, director of healthcare sales at
Fortinet. "The combination of FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiAP
wireless access points provides a world-class security solution while
addressing the budgetary constraints in healthcare of needing to do
more with less." 
The full case study can be downloaded here:
http://www.fortinet.com/sites/default/files/casestudies/Riverside-CaseStudy.pdf 
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader
in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription
services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection
against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security
infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers
and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012
Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers
ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of
security designed to help protect against application and network
threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure
the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the
core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered
in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.  
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